Lynda Bellingham is perhaps best known for her role as James Herriot's wife, Helen in the BBC adaptation "All Creatures Great and Small". Bellingham appeared alongside Christopher Timothy and Robert Hardy in the television series based on the books of James Herriot. Born on May 31st 1948 in Montreal, Quebec, Lynda Bellingham trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Her numerous television appearances include the ITV Sitcom, "Second Thoughts" (based on the BBC Radio series of the same name) appearing alongside James Bolam, "Faith in the Future" (the sequel to Second Thoughts) and "At Home with the Braithwaites". She was also highly recognisable as the Oxo Mum in the popular long running advertisement series. Bellingham has appeared in cult television programmes "Dr. Who" (playing The Inquisitor), "Z Cars" and most recently as Irene Radford in "The Bill". Film appearances include "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", "The Scarlet Tunic", "The Sweeney", "The Vision", "The Romanovs" and "Bodywork".